Theresa Zoe Williams did a consultation for Mama Lucy back in October, and she let us know that her baby has been born and given the wonderful name … Agnes Marie-Josephine!
“We have never had such a hard time naming a baby. We even had settled on Zelie and Lily at separate times, and at one point my husband even wrote Lily on the hospital board, but it immediately felt wrong.
Agnes was a name we had talked about early in the pregnancy. I mentioned it again, and my husband was instantly on board. He really wanted the middle name to be Marie-Flannery after Flannery O’Connor, but he caved to Marie-Josephine because we both loved the possibility of calling her Aggie Jo. (Our 18 month old can say “Aggie Jo” perfectly. I could Listen to her say it all day.)”
Marie-Flannery is swoon-worthy, too! Maybe another baby another day… (Note from Kate: Their other girls have a hyphenated Marie- double middle as well — I love that!!)
“I love all of the saints in her name. St. Agnes is so perfect for a baby girl. Mary Mother of God and St. Josephine Bakhita. All powerhouses. I also like to think the Josephine is partially for St. Joseph because I was in the middle of the Consecration when we learned I was pregnant with her. My paternal great-grandmother was also Agnes, called Aggie. She died when I was very young, but I asked my grandfather about her recently and his immediate response was ‘she was a living saint.’ I thought it was so beautiful that her now 80+ year old son would remember her that way.”
This is incredibly sweet and such a great connection for baby Agnes!
Welcome to the world Agnes Marie-Josephine and congratulations to Mom and Dad and big siblings Michael, Clara, and Gianna!
I’m back on hiatus from doing consultations (though check back from time to time, as I hope to open up a few spots here and there as I’m able), but Theresa Zoe Williams is available to help you! Email her at TheresaZoeWrites@gmail.com to set up your own consultation! (Payment methods remain the same.)
For help with Marian names, my book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018), is available to order from ShopMercy.org and Amazon (not affiliate links). It’s perfect for expectant parents, name enthusiasts, and lovers of Our Lady!